Saturday, November 18, 2017

New Sentences: From Duolingo’s Italian Lessons


By SAM ANDERSON via NYT Magazine
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Learning a new language always involves sentences like this one — baffling examples of things a human could say, but almost never would.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Was This a Virus, or Something More Dangerous for Her — and Her Fetus?


By LISA SANDERS, M.D. via NYT Magazine
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It began with the symptoms of a passing illness. But the woman got steadily worse, and the doctors worried that it was something else entirely.

It’s Time to Talk Turkey About Thanksgiving Films


By GLENN KENNY via NYT Movies
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The holidays are replete with streaming movies for and about Christmas, but what options does a movie lover have for the day that kicks off the season?

‘Star Wars’ Royalty: Princes Said to Have Cameo in Film


By ANNA CODREA-RADO via NYT Movies
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Britain’s Prince William and Prince Harry will play Stormtroopers in a scene in an installment of the new trilogy, The Hollywood Reporter says.

Review: In ‘Porto,’ a Night of Bliss and Heartbreak


By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS via NYT Movies
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In one of the last film roles before his death, Anton Yelchin stars in this first narrative feature from Gabe Klinger.

New Trailer: Dwayne Johnson in ‘Rampage’


By BRUCE FRETTS via NYT Movies
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The star plays a scientist trying to save a giant gorilla after an experiment goes wrong. Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Joe Manganiello are also in the film.

‘Call Me by Your Name’: A Love Story Fueled by Strangers’ Chemistry


By CARA BUCKLEY via NYT Movies
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Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet play lovers with a connection that crackles in this movie from Luca Guadagnino. Yet they first met on set in Italy.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Review: ‘Wet Woman in the Wind’ Is a Queasy Sex Romp


By GLENN KENNY via NYT Movies
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Let’s make no bones about it: This film, part of a project to reboot a Japanese soft-core genre, is designed to appeal to male prurient interest.

Review: A Small-Town Murder Ignites ‘Sweet Virginia’


By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS via NYT Movies
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Set in a remote Alaskan valley, the film is a quiet knife-twister in which atmosphere and performance are everything.

Review: ‘Big Sonia’ Honors a Holocaust Survivor


By TEO BUGBEE via NYT Movies
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Sonia Warshawski, the owner of a tailor shop in a deserted mall, and also a survivor of the Holocaust, is a powerful documentary subject.

Review: ‘On the Beach at Night Alone’ Zooms in on a Love Affair


By A. O. SCOTT via NYT Movies
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Kim Min-hee stars in a new film from the prolific South Korean director Hong Sang-soo. The movie has been seen as based partly on their affair.

Review: ‘Jim & Andy,’ When Carrey Became Kaufman


By MANOHLA DARGIS via NYT Movies
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In his documentary about Jim Carrey, Andy Kaufman and the making of “Man on the Moon,” the director Chris Smith finds multiple realities and laughs.

Review: In ‘The Breadwinner,’ a Girl Bravely Provides for Her Family


By GLENN KENNY via NYT Movies
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The children in this animated film based on a novel by Deborah Ellis navigate life under the Taliban.

Review: In ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.,’ Denzel Washington as a Lawyer Out of His Element


By BEN KENIGSBERG via NYT Movies
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Dan Gilroy’s new film about a socially awkward jurist misfires when it appoints him as a sort of angelic figure.

Review: ‘Mudbound’ Is a Racial Epic Tuned to Black Lives, and White Guilt


By A. O. SCOTT via NYT Movies
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Dee Rees’s new film illuminates the daily cruelties in post-World War II Mississippi.

Review: In ‘Wonder,’ a Not-So-Ordinary Boy Makes His Way


By GLENN KENNY via NYT Movies
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Auggie, the little boy in this smart and warmhearted family film, is inspirational in his differences.

Review: ‘A Fantastic Woman’ Lives Up to Its Title, in More Ways Than One


By A. O. SCOTT via NYT Movies
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Facing a lover’s death and a society’s intolerance, in a film by Sebastián Lelio.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Review: ‘Rebels on Pointe,’ and in Tutus


By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS via NYT Movies
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The Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo meld technique with comedy, and tour more than two-thirds of the years

Review: In ‘Song of Granite,’ Fragments of an Irish Folk Singer’s Life


By BEN KENIGSBERG via NYT Movies
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This biography of the singer Joe Heaney seems uncertain of what made him tick.

Review: ‘Justice League,’ Better Than the Last One!


By MANOHLA DARGIS via NYT Movies
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In this superhero jamboree, the Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg sign on with the DC Comics team leaders Batman and Wonder Woman. (Psst … where’s Superman?)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

New Trailer: ‘The Greatest Showman’ With Hugh Jackman


By BRUCE FRETTS via NYT Movies
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The new movie about P.T. Barnum is a risky proposition: an original musical period piece. But it does have the team from “La La Land” on board.

Monday, November 13, 2017

How the ‘Resistance’ Helped Democrats Dominate Virginia


By GIDEON LEWIS-KRAUS via NYT Magazine
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For campaign managers like Kathryn Sorenson, much of their job was simply channeling the enormous wave of energy that came their way.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

‘Daddy’s Home 2’ and ‘Orient Express’ Turn Out Older Crowds


By BROOKS BARNES via NYT Movies
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“Thor: Ragnarok” remained No. 1 at the box office, but two new movies used star power to deliver better-than-expected ticket sales.